Females deposit egg clutches on beaches in the French Frigate Shoals, digging a deep nest cavity above the high water line. Eggs incubate for approximately 65 days before hatching. Hatchlings leave the beach and apparently move into convergence zones in the open ocean where they spend an undetermined length of time. Hawaiian green turtles reach a carapace length of approximately 35 cm, about 10 cm larger than juveniles of other green turtle populations, before leaving the pelagic habitat and entering benthic feeding grounds.


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